Music Lessons are an important part of a developing child’s complete education. The earliest American school for music lessons was founded in 1717 to help children learn to sing hymns in church well. Music Lessons were first introduced into the public school system in the 1800’s, following their introduction into collegiate level Bachelor of Arts programs.
In 1953, the first “band” style music lessons were introduced widely into the public school system, growing in popularity until 1957, when Sputnik was launched and an increased focus on math and science led to a decrease in the perceived importance of music lessons. In 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts was founded, marking the first time federal money had been given in recognition of the importance of music lessons in the education of children.
In 1978, the Ann Arbor Symposium argued that music lessons helped to contribute to an increase in “auditory perception, motor learning, child development, cognitive skills, memory processing, affect, and motivation” in a child’s educational development. At the Musicality Network, we believe this to be true, and our teachers take seriously the impact for good that music lessons have.
At the Musicality Network, we have teachers who can drive to your house for music lessons in the comfort of your own home. Musicality is a local network based in Portland, OR, and is comprised of private music teachers teaching music lessons in a wide variety of instruments.
Musicality is defined as “the ability to make music sound good” Learning the fundamentals is important, but ultimately the goal of music is to achieve “Musicality”, where music becomes a joy not a chore, and the enjoyment of it is what compels your child to continue music lessons. Music is fun, and music lessons should be as well – all teachers in the Musicality Network are dedicated to providing fun, engaging, interactive, and educational music lessons for your child.
To sign up for Music lessons, either email us ([email protected]), call us (971-227-4222), or use the contact form on our website. We will answer any further questions you have, and based on your address will recommend a teacher in your area. We will have the teacher contact you (usually the same day) and set up a free first lesson. After the free first lesson, if you decide you like the teacher, we will send you your billing information by email.
The Musicality Network is a Portland, Oregon based network of private music teachers, teaching a wide variety of instruments including Piano lessons, Guitar lessons, Drum lessons, Violin lessons, Voice lessons, and more! Our teachers can drive to your house, and we service the entire Portland Metro Area, including Vancouver, Clackamas, Troutdale, Gresham, Tigard, Beaverton, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Oregon City and more!